DEFENCE

Increased military patrols on streets of Gotland

1:14 min
  • The Swedish Armed Forces will step up activity on the island of Gotland after tensions between Russia and NATO continue to mount.

  • The Gotland Regiment will increase patrols as a precaution and be more visible to the public, officials said.

  • Tomas Angshammar, the communications head for the regiment, told Swedish Radio's local channel on the Baltic island that the movements are a reaction to the increased tensions, but added that the risk of an armed attack on Sweden is low.